After playing his final game in Cleveland on Wednesday night, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant gave the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James something to remember the occasion.
His game-worn shoes, complete with a message and an autograph.
Bryant and James have had their fair share of battles ever since the Cavaliers superstar entered the league back in 2003. Unfortunately, we never got to see the Kobe-LeBron NBA Finals that everyone, including the two future Hall of Famers, wanted to see despite the fact they have combined to play in the past nine Finals.
This isn't the first time Bryant has gifted James a pair of shoes, however. James revealed earlier this week, via ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin, that Bryant gave him a pair of (Adidas) sneakers when they met at the 2002 NBA All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia. James reportedly no longer has those shoes.
James had 29 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in a 120-111 victory, with the Black Mamba posting 17 points and six rebounds. Bryant and James will meet for the final time on March 10 at the Staples Center.
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